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Thousands pay respects to slain Ethiopian activist

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Thousands of people gathered to pay their respects at the funeral of slain Ethiopian activist and artist Hachalu Hundessa on Thursday. The Oromo-language singer and songwriter was laid...

UN chief, Libyan PM discuss situation in African nation

WASHINGTON UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres discussed the situation in Libya via telephone Wednesday with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj. "The Prime Minister indicated his commitment to a dialogue within the 5+5...

Libyan Mufti calls for resisting Russian ‘invasion'

TRIPOLI Libya’s Mufti, the country’s top Muslim cleric, on Wednesday called on all Libyans to mobilize and resist the Russian “occupation” of their country. In a statement, the Mufti’s office said...

Libyan, Italian premiers meet in Rome

ROME  Libya’s Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte met Saturday in Rome to discuss the situation in the northern African nation. A statement by the Italian Prime Ministry...

Libya says mercenaries threaten national security

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libyan Interior Minister Fathi Bashagha said Saturday the occupation of foreign mercenaries of the country's oilfields was a threat to Libya's national security. On Friday, mercenaries from the Russian...

Libya calls for sanctions on foreign mercenaries

TRIPOLI, Libya  Libya's permanent representative to the UN, Taher el-Sonni, on Saturday called for imposing sanctions on Russian and Sudanese mercenaries in the country. On Friday, mercenaries from Wagner Group and...

US, Libyan government discuss disbanding militias

WASHINGTON The US said Friday it has held discussions with the UN-recognized government in Libya regarding the demobilization of its militias. The discussions were held with representatives from the the Government...

Libya says Russian jets transported Syrian mercenaries

TRIPOLI The Libyan army on Friday said Russian planes, carrying Syrian mercenaries and weapons, made at least 11 landings at the al-Ghardabiya Airbase in the city of Sirte, local media...

Armed attackers kill at least 14 in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria At least 14 people were killed when armed bandits raided villages in Nigeria, security sources said Thursday.  In the first incident, attackers raided a village in the Danmusa Local...

COVID-19 cases, fatalities continue to spread in Africa

ANKARA Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise Thursday on the African continent. Health officials in the Democratic Republic of Congo said the number of cases reached 6,411 there with 198...

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Libya: Unidentified planes bomb Al-Watiya airbase

TRIPOLI, Libya Unidentified warplanes carried out airstrikes on Al-Watiya airbase west of the capital Tripoli, said a Libyan military source on Sunday.  The source, who spoke...

Over 20 kg of heroin seized in eastern Turkey

GAZIANTEP / VAN, Turkey Police seized over 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of heroin in eastern Turkey on Sunday, according to officials. Anti-drug police in the southeastern...

Turkey sends medical aid to Azerbaijan amid COVID-19

BAKU, Azerbaijan Turkey has sent medical supplies to Azerbaijan to contribute to country's fight against the novel coronavirus, Turkey's Embassy in Baku said on Sunday. The...

Turkey extends condolences to Japan over deadly floods

ANKARA Turkey on Sunday extended condolences to Japan over the deadly floods. "We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of lives and extensive damage caused...

S.Africa reports over 10,000 coronavirus cases in a day

JOHANNESBURG South Africa reported 10,853 new cases of infections with coronavirus late Saturday. This is a record single-day surge in the country. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize...

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